An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sit with Care

(Proverbs 24:1 KJV)  Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

I noticed that this chapter and the previous chapter both start with warnings about how we look at people around us.  In the previous verse it seems to warn that they are going to get you.  In this verse it is more general.  In the previous chapter it talks of people of power.  Here it is “evil.”  The KJV has one word (7451) and the NASB has another (7463a).  Both are bad.

Some people are to be avoided.  If you can’t avoid them then walk with care.  Understand that they think different than you do.  Understand that they have different priorities.  Pound it into your soul that they serve a different God.  That is not a good thing.  There are times when diversity is evil.

So?  Choose whom you will serve.  As part of that choosing, decide who you will spend time with.  When you can’t choose your company, be salt and light.  Maybe they will avoid you.